The husband wanted "mom and pop" Mexican this weekend and took us to a meat market that also serves warm food! So, yeah, we're never going back there! The whole situation was frustration central! Since seating was picnic style & outside, my 2 year old preferred the 25 cent rides instead of food while the 6 year old complained about how cold he was the entire time! With no server outside, I must have ran into the meat market about 5 times annoying the one person who was hostess, cook, & server! Okay, so that's one extreme, but it got me thinking about places I love to take my kiddos.
Check out some of my favorites:
#1 - Ikea - Ikea is already set up like you're heading into a theme park, but the fact that they supply childcare, I'm in! And even when the childcare is full, if you don't mind your little ones speeding around the showroom, it's got a pretty kid-friendly set-up!
#3 - Red Robin Restaurant - Now, you can substitute any kid-friendly restaurant here! But the reason we love it is that they have a great kids menu with healthy options and the seating is always perfect for a family of 5. Our local red robin has that wonderful indoor/outdoor seating where loud kids really fit in and messy floors just seem to make sense! At least the bubbly servers never make us feel bad when two half-eaten cheese pizzas end up on it!
#4 - 24 Hour Fitness - Again, just like Red Robin, your gym of choice can fit in here so long as it has a kids club/childcare! There is a small fee to use this kids club, but I love the idea that if moms are looking to workout THEY CAN, no excuses! Also, what a great EXAMPLE to set for your children who can be active while you do the same!
These are a few of my favorite kid-friendly places in my neighborhood.
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